A question for you.

Someone on Twitter recently asked a very good question. I’d like to ask you, my valued reader, a slightly modified version of that question.

Name places you wish you could walk to from your home which you currently cannot reasonably walk to. As many or as few as you can think of, whatever destination(s) you care to share.

I will (and did) gladly accept . . .

We went for a good walk at Rondeau Provincial Park on New Year’s Eve. What was a dank, dark, gloomy day at home became an agreeable day at the lakeshore. While some might have grumbled a bit about the total absence of snow, I will (and did) gladly accept what The Maker Of All Things saw fit to grace us with that day.

On the beach.

We made a day trip to Pinery Provincial Park on Boxing Day. The weather was blessedly quite benign for late December, so we strolled on the beach. An earlier visitor built this structure out of driftwood they obviously found.

Came across

I came across this juvenile Mute Swan during a walk. It hissed so I maintained a respectful distance while wondering if it was in distress, being as it was about 100 meters from the pond where I previously saw it many times. It may have tired while trying out its wings.

I went past the spot a while later and it was gone so I assume it found its way to a more suitable habitat.


Kendal, I don’t think that was a dog

Kendal, I don't think that was a dog

We returned from our walk a few minutes ago. I stopped briefly to chat with the neighbour at the corner about the windy start to the day. As Kendal and I turned onto our street something scuttled across the street about 30 feet in front of us. It was black . . . with a white stripe down its back.

I stopped to allow Mr. (or Ms.) Skunk unimpeded crossing rights. Kendal had other ideas but seeing that we were downwind it seems prudent to stand where we were. The skunk is probably somewhere in our next door neighbours’ yard.

I think all three dogs will stay inside for a while, until it’s much more light outside.

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